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Goldie blasts "unfair" 'Strictly' format

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Strictly Come Dancing 2010 - Goldie

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Goldie has slammed the new elimination format on Strictly Come Dancing.

The DJ, who became the first celebrity to be voted off the competition last night, claimed that the show is "not about dancing" and would turn into a "pantomime" if the current system continues.

The BBC programme has always combined judges' scores with the results of the viewer vote. However this series, instead of a dance-off between the two lowest scoring couples with the judges deciding who to save, the couple who scores the lowest is now immediately eliminated.

"It was a bit of a shocker," he said. "I didn't see it coming. If there had been a dance-off, the result would have been totally different. I can't help but think, 'Bloody hell, that was unfair.'"

According to The Sun, Goldie complained that despite achieving a respectable overall score of 46 for his opening two dances, viewer votes were enough to save Ann Widdecombe, Paul Daniels and Peter Shilton, who scored only 29, 37 and 38 respectively.

"You've either got to be really bad at dancing, and completely hilarious, or really good," he said. "There's no room for being in the middle.

"It's not about dancing. Maybe if I'd fallen over a bit more I'd have done better. It's in danger of becoming a pantomime. It's the Strictly machine and the wheels will keep turning - but I've been left under them."

Goldie revealed that he hopes Scott Maslen, Jimi Mistry or Kara Tointon goes on to win the show.

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